Co­caine seized in house raid

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Po­lice seized a mix­ture of co­caine and parac­eta­mol with a street value of £1300 after raid­ing a house in the Mon­creiffe area of Perth.

Perth Sher­iff Court was told that a search war­rant had been ob­tained for 41-year-old Dale Ad­dley’s flat in Glenogle Cres­cent.

De­pute fis­cal Carol Whyte said of­fi­cers went to the prop­erty just be­fore 2pm on April 14 this year and dis­cov­ered the drug in a cup­board.

He was fined £750 when he ap­peared for sen­tence after plead­ing guilty to an amended charge of hav­ing the Class A drug in his pos­ses­sion at his home.

He had pre­vi­ously been charged with the more se­ri­ous of­fence of hav­ing the drug with in­tent to sup­ply it to oth­ers.

A co-ac­cused, Lorna Atkin­son (36), of the same ad­dress, had her not guilty pleas ac­cepted to charges of hav­ing cannabis and cannabis resin in her pos­ses­sion at the prop­erty the same day.

So­lic­i­tor Pauline Culler­ton said her client, who has a pre­vi­ous con­vic­tion for a sim­i­lar of­fence,“fully ac­cepts re­spon­si­bil­ity for the of­fence”.

A back­ground re­port in­di­cated he used the drug to“over­come his anx­i­ety”.

The ac­cused was given four weeks to pay the fine.

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